Our team geared up for the new live-action Cinderella by reading and watching an insanely large amount of versions of the classic tale, from the 7 BC Egyptian Rhodopis to the 2011 A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song. We get into themes of beauty and it’s worth, social status and neglect as well as why there are just SO many birds.
Make sure you let us know in the comments if there are any other versions we should pick up!
In the new film Maleficent, based on the character from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, we see that the Mistress of All Evil has more of soft side than one might think for someone that casts a curse on an innocent baby. The hosts discuss the astounding visuals, the character’s motivations and the possible themes in the film.
Our first vlog in which our Adaptation hosts present our top choices for books that we would love to see in movie-form. We think the big screen is ready for Jack the Ripper ghosts, cryogenic time travel, and Sith backstory. If some smart movie-maker bigshot happens to listen to the wisdom imparted here, take heed!
Jess, Jenn and Kendyl get together to discuss Bryan Singer’s film Jack the Giant Slayer, which is definitely worth watching. Though unsure about Isabella’s character, they agree that the film blends Jack and the Beanstalk and Jack the Giant Killer well, while adding some new mythology to the mix.
The team discusses the Grimm Brothers’ Hansel and Gretel and the recent Tommy Wirkola film Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. While being semi-divided, they all agree that the Grimm’s were random and the movie was entertaining, if a little under-developed.
Once upon a time there was a magical festival, where people could gather and celebrate their love of TV shows, movies and series. This annual event allows fans to meet royalty and hear them prophesize the future.
What is this festival, you ask?
ComicCon: imparting joy to every fangirl and fanboy since 1970. And fans of ABC’s Once Upon a Time should be particularly joyous, as the related panel unleashed a slew of enticing tidbits about the upcoming second season.
In the last few weeks, we have posted quite a few updates about our favorite fairy tale show: we’ve heard about casting for Mulan and Sleeping Beauty, ties with the show Lost, and even been graced with Regina’s origin story—and a sneak peek of a certain hooked villain. So what possible news could come out at ComicCon’s Once Upon a Time panel?
Answer? A whole heck of a lot. Allow me to recap:
First off, I think we all need to give a rousing round of applause for this absolutely amazing video, advertising the Singlebrooke Dating Service. I laughed; I chuckled, and then finished it off with a nice round of chortles.
Secondly, the producers and actors of Once Upon a Time gave us quite a few revelations to look forward to, such as:
1.) The identity of Henry’s father,
2.) Who the heck Dr. Whale actually is (in the fairy tales),
3.) Whatever happened to Baelfire
4.) Who Henry’s father is.
Oh wait, did I just repeat myself? Maybe that’s because I am completely stoked about what this information might mean for the plotline of Season 2. And the rumors are already flying: is it Baelfire? Or a character yet to be introduced? Will he be villainous, as Emma has already intimated? Or is he another eager member of Operation Cobra?
UPDATE (07/14): Watch the OUAT Comic Con panel on YouTube, Part 1 and Part 2
Apparently, these are all questions for us to discover in season two, as the only ones already in the loop are the producers and Emma Swan herself. But what do you think? Give us your guesses below!
So barely an hour after we posted about Jamie Chung’s casting as Mulan in Season 2 of Once Upon a Time, we have another juicy little nugget of news for our rabid readers. A Hollywood Reporter article reports that Sarah Bolger, whose casting credits include The Tudors, The Spiderwick Chronicles, and a starring role in ABC’s pilot of Gilded Lilys, will be joining OUAT as the quintessential narcoleptic princess, Sleeping Beauty. Continue reading →
In episode #11 discussion of Snow White and the Huntsman and the novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter leads to talk of awkward accents, hot archers, and history lessons from fiction novels. Plus some lessons that Disney probably shouldn’t have taught us.
Since the season finale of Once Upon a Time on May 13, it pains me to have another Sunday go by without getting my OUAT fix. And with that ending – the curse broken, Snow White reunited with her Prince Charming, Regina’s comeuppance, magic’s return to Storybrooke – how in the world are we all supposed to wait until the fall for season 2 to start?
There’s only one thing that helps me get through this long period of waiting: those tantalizing tidbits of info telling us what to expect from the next season. And no news could be quite so magical as the OUAT exclusive released earlier this week, which announced that Emilie de Ravin has been updated to series regular for season 2.
Along with a press release announcing the beginning of production on the 2014 film, Disney also gave fans the first look at Angelina Jolie (Wanted) donning the iconic Maleficent headdress. The film will focus on the origin of this famous Disney baddie and explain what pushed her to the point of cursing the princess in an attempt to hurt her family and the kingdom.
The character is a Disney invention from their version of the Grimm Brothers original story where the thirteenth fairy curses the princess and then proceeds to never be heard from again. In their 1959 adaptation of the tale, Disney expanded the character to a level of determined resentment that certainly merits explanation considering that, as far as we know, all King Stephan did was not invite her to a party.
Everyone is back to talk about the Grimm Brothers’ Little Snow White and Tarsem Singh’s Mirror, Mirror (2012) plus many other interesting and occasionally disturbing adaptations of the classic fairytale.